Trinidad AG: Gov't feared ex-FIFA VP Warner a flight risk

AP News
Posted: Jun 10, 2015 4:22 PM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad Attorney General Garvin Nicholas says officials had feared former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner would flee the island after facing U.S. federal corruption charges, but they're now confident he'll stay in the country.

Warner is scheduled to appear in court July 9 for an extradition hearing on U.S. charges including racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering. He denies any wrongdoing.

Warner was ordered to surrender his passport and report to police twice a week. He is one of several international soccer officials facing charges as part of the U.S. investigation.

Trinidad Sports Minister Brent Sancho says he hopes the probe will help answer many corruption allegations involving Warner and others.